I have accepted fear as part of life—specifically the fear of change….I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…. Erica Jong, American novelist, satirist and poet
Change is in the air. Change of seasons, the clock, politics, personal health, job, family make-up, or location. Some changes are easily to make…others, not so much. Here are three reminders to help you handle change:
- Change isn’t the enemy but your reaction to the change may be. Start small. Your motivation to proceed will come from the step by step readjustment of your attitude.
- Expect discomfort. This is like slowing down before a bump in the road. When you do, you’re less likely to be sent flying.
- Acknowledge your past successes and have confidence in your ability to be resilient. You left home for kindergarten, survived the loss of a parent, moved across the country. You’ve mastered change before and you can do it again.
Affirmation: I can handle change.
Coaching questions: What change are you facing? What’s one step you will take this week to facilitate successful change?